Night Essay

1663 Words May 5th, 2012 7 Pages
The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a story about the Jews during the time when the Germans were trying to rid the world of all the imperfect people. The biggest group of people they were trying to get rid of was the Jews. There were many different reactions from the survivors/victims of the Holocaust. I know if it was me that was caught up in a disaster the scope of the Holocaust that I would have many different feelings and reactions. I know a few people who have suffered a personal tragedy, me included. In some ways there are similarities to Night whereas some of it is not. Some people say that the Holocaust should be seen as different in kind from the tragedies common to human life. A good question to ask oneself is, how great of a …show more content…
I would also probably panic at some point of why everything was happening so fast. Another of my reactions that I think I might have is sadness. I would be very sad to leave my home to go somewhere I did not know.
I know a few people who have suffered a personal tragedy, me included. In some ways there are similarities to Night whereas some of it is not. Some people say that the Holocaust should be seen as different in kind from the tragedies common to human life. A tragedy that I went through a few years ago is that my father passed away. I had a few different reactions to the loss of my father. I know one of the biggest ones was sadness. I felt extremely sad knowing that I was not going to be able to wake up and see his happy face looking at me. Another reaction I had was pain. I felt pain inside of me every time that I thought of him. The only thing that got me through it besides my family was my faith in God. I knew that when my father passed away that he was going to a better place. I believe there are a few similarities between my personal tragedy and that of Night. The few similarities that I see are sadness and pain. In both situations people had to face sadness and pain at losing people that they truly care about. I believe that the Holocaust should be seen as different in kind from the tragedies common to human life. I believe this because what happened in the Holocaust is

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